‘Nigerian Maritime Academy gradually becoming council primary school’
The Interim Management Committee of the Nigerian Maritime Academy has lamented the poor standard of the school.
The Chairman of the committee, Adebayo Sarumi, revealed this at the presentation of a new roadmap for the academy.
According to him, the agency under the Ministry of Transportation has been neglected for too long, and expressed displeasure that a Federal Government establishment could be reduced to a local government primary school.
He said there was the need to balance the poor staffing in the school, adding that the proportion of non-academic staff is 80 per cent to 20 per cent of academic staff.
He said the situation is unacceptable, as it is not the best for the school.
According to him: “If the authorities want to assist a local community there are other ways it could be done, instead of turning a federal establishment into a local government primary school.”
He said the way the stakeholders are presently running the school was nothing short of a local government affair.
The fact-finding committee was appointed in September 2017 to run the affairs of the academy for six months.
According to the committee, a fact-finding study of the academy since its inception showed that it could not be compared with the global standard of maritime academy.
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